Brass Templates from Lasting Impressions and Rubber Stamping.



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Hi. I'm Donna and the owner of a business called Luv2Emboss. I've been crafting since the moment I could color with a crayon without eating it first! I have been embossing with Lasting Impressions' Brass Templates for 17 year and I am on their Design Team.. I also love to craft with rubber stamps and I hope the cards and projects I display will perk your interest to try a new craft or play with an old one! Enjoy. :-)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

STAMPENDOUS BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE



Flutterbye
is one of the new releases from Stampendous
by designer Laurel Burch. 

My friend Julie from The Stencil Specialist 
is hosting another Aussie Blog Hop in Australia
this week featuring this beautiful stamp.  You must live
in Australia in order to win the challenge, but if you live in
the good old USA like I do (or elsewhere!), I would
still love to hear from you!  So please leave
your comments below.

Here is how the challenge works
for those in Australia:
Leave a comment on this blog and the town you
live in to be in the draw to win this stamp.  An extra entry
is given for each of the designer's blogs that you leave
a comment on (listed below).

My blog = 1 entry
4 blogs = 4 entries

You have until the 31st of March to enter this hop.
Here are the links to the Design Team and
below are the additional ways in which I used
this beautiful stamp.



Dot





















Before I actually mounted my Butterfly, I tried using it several ways and the last card, I actually photographed the card in black and white.  I am in love with this stamp and I think you will be too.

Fluttering with stamping joys, Donna

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A GARDEN HOME

One of my very closest friends just moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Scottsdale, Arizona and I thought I would send her a card wishing her good health and happiness in her new home.  I found this adorable Stampendous Stamp, Garden Home, #CRW164, in my ever-growing-stamp-collection, and figured it just might do the trick!


The stamp is 3 1/4" tall and 4" wide so my card base is a 5" square card.  I stamped the image on White Linen Cardstock and used a Cross-Stitched Frame Die Set from Lawn Fawn to cut it out. Next I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers, did some faux "stitching" with a black pen, and added White 3-D Scribbles Paint Dots to complete the card.  Then, while on a roll, I made up kits for my next card classes using the Stampendous Stamp Happy Birds, #SSC1255:

  

This card measures 5 1/4" tall x 12" long and folds flat.  I love birds so I just couldn't resist creating this card with little "wing ribbons" stapled at the top of each section.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I hope my classmates enjoy putting it together.  Stamping joys, :-)  Donna




Friday, March 17, 2017

EASTER PARADE!

Good morning!  The Easter Parade is well on it's way over at Lasting Impressions.  If you have not had an opportunity to go look and buy some fun oldies but goodies restocked templates, do so while you can because I hear they are going fast.  Here's a look at the latest card samples I just posted on the L.I. Blog from Design Team Member Barbara!  They are an Easter Parade of their own!
Embossing joys, :-)  Donna





Thursday, March 9, 2017

HOPPING ALONG

Easter will be here next month and I’ve started my cards … have you?  I have to admit, there are times when I forget how much fun it is to emboss!  Then I pick up a stylus, grab a template, and some of the new Lasting Impressions’ paper, and before ya know it, I am in love with embossing all over agaiin!.  Here are some cards I made this morning.

Donna’s Egg Bunny, L.I. Template #L9186.

Donna’s Carrot Catch, L.I. Template #L9747
.
Donna’s Crackin Eggs, L.I. Template #L9744.

  
Donna’s Peek-a-Boo Slider, L.I. Template #L9275, from the front and the inside of card.

Be sure and check out the new cardstock and fun templates at Lasting Impressions.  Embossing joys, :-)  Donna

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

IT'S A WHOPPER!


Our weather here in San Diego has been so crazy ... crazy enough to turn a simple cold into a whopper ... and I do mean a HUGE WHOPPER.  As I am healing from this miserable cold (and now my hubby has it), here's a quick look at one of my very favorite templates from Lasting Impressions.  I can't begin to tell you how many cards I have made using M19, Sketch Frames.  First I use the Colored Impressions' Software to print the basic layout on white cardstock and then I add an embossed image. Here are two examples of this very easy, and very quick, idea:


  

Let your imagination run wild and see how many L.I. embossed images you can mount on this layout ... and make a few whoppers of your own!

Embossing joys, :-)  Donna
L.I. Templates M19 and L9188

Sunday, March 5, 2017

SPRING IS HERE!

I love birds and when I saw this adorable Stampendous Stamp Set entitled Happy Birds, I just knew I had to own it!  Photo 1 below is the card closed and Photo 2 is the card opened:

  

I started out by designing a 4-panel card measuring 12" x 5 1/4" and scored at 3, 6, and 9 inches.. The white panels are 2 1/2" x 4".  I colored the images with Copic Markers; mounted them on the panels with mounting tape; and, added my faux stitching to each panel.

I also love to combine my stamping with my love of embossing and if you have time to travel through my older blog posts, you'll see I have done a lot of embossing with brass templates, all from Lasting Impressions.  You can see more of my embossing by visiting Lasting Impresisons' Blog on their web site linked under "My Favorite Sites."

Here is another example where I combined some of Lasting Impresisons' beautiful cardstock with a really cute image from Stamping Bella:


Monday, February 20, 2017

STAMPENDOUS PINK YOUR LIFE CHALLENGE

I have recently been asked to join a Design Team in Australia! OMG ... can I really do this? I have embossed with brass templates for so many years and I have gradually moved my crafting addiction into rubber stamping as well. One of my very best friends, Aussie Julie, is a distributor for a lovely stamp company called Stampendous. Julie runs a challenge blog every month using Stampendous Stamps ... and now this is where I come in! :-) She has asked me to join two very talented ladies on her Design Team, Dot and Robyn. Julie, as the owner and host of that team, is an artist herself, and it goes without saying that I have admired her work for years.

Because I am new to the team, and my first challenge blog, I have copied the "rules" from Design Team Member Dot as follows:

If you are from Australia then please type the name of your town in the comment that you leave and you will be in the draw for an awesome Pink Your Life stamp.

Here is how it works:

All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog and leave the Aussie town that you live in (click on the 'comment' link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment) to be in the draw to win this stamp. An extra entry is given for each of the designer's blogs that you leave a comment on (listed below). My blog = 1 entry 4 blogs = 4 entries.
Pink Your Life ... with Pixies (Whisper Wall) is a gorgeous stamp designed by Nicoletta Zanelli, for Stampendous, and is part of the Pink Your Life series. Here are my two card samples using these adorable pixies! Thank you for stopping by and good luck! :-) Donna



Here are the links to the blogs of all designers: